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a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. gregg: new concerns for president obama and his choice for the nation's next secretary of state. some republican senators refusing to vote to confirm massachusetts senator john kerry until america's current top diplomat, hillary clinton, testifies about the terror attack in libya that killed four americans on september 11th. former u.s. ambassador to the united nations john bolton and a fox news contributor joins us. thanks for being with us today. if she testifies, what do you want to hear from her? >> well, i think there are a range of questions that only she could answer. it's been now 3 1/
down over the skyline in mobile, alabama. it's just one of several twisters reported in that city, and residents are telling us they felt surrounded. >> and when it come down, we looked and everything seemed green like it was popped off transformers left and right. we heard a noise, and then all of a sudden i took off and off and started walking down here. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could and, i was just praying for my safety. i knew that the truck was knew the truck was shaking. i just prayed that the truck stay put and that god would protect me. jamie: a lot of praying going on in that part of the country. they're used to this kind of weather, but just not now. mother nature is also taking a toll on the midwest. take a look at this, snow and ice-covered roads have forced residents to stay indoors. they're patiently waiting for the storm to pass, at least we hope so. news extreme weather center. i'm surprised, maria when we look at video how many people are on the roads. that's crazy. >> stay home today. stay home with your families if you don't have to go to work. those con
count who's doing what. i've seen -- >> being very parochial. we live in new york city all three of us, we are on the subways in new york, not on the subways in asia where knowing yas and samsungs are much bigger players. >> fair enough. but? for the u.s. carriers. i have seen one nokia lumia on the subway the last three months. >> but here's what a nokia spokesperson had to say ultimate slick, a car years decision on operation, up to at&t and verizon and so on and the spokesperson points out that samsung is doing the same thing. not just us. samsung is doing it, too. good response there. what stock should you be watching when the opening bell rings? get word on the street from a trader and on what to expect. that is next. >>> later, commodities i hating snag the next few months what is ahead for the new year? we are making predictions. take another look at futures as we head into this thursday open. looks like we are a little bit higher, jobless claims did come in better than expected here. the dow looking at 18 at the open. more "squawk on the street," straight ahead. [ male announce
appears in public. january 11 he addressed a public rally in the capital city of damascus. after that march 27 he visited a former rebel stronghold to allegedly inspect the conditions there. his most recent appearance on june 3, he spoke before syria's parliament. we covered it here on fox. in that speech he denied reports his government massacred rebel fighters and civilians and he accused foreign terrorists of plotting to destroy his country. bill: . the government moving defense missiles to turkey. it will be defensive posture only. the western alliance is set to okay those weapons. the patriot missiles not expected to arrive in turkey until next month. martha: let's go to egypt which is also very volatile at the moment. the presidential palace is looking like an armed palace. they stationed tanks after a night of deadly protests. the estimate is five people lost their lives. it's the violence in the two weeks we watched the protests that led over a mob made it way over to the presidential balance has. we saw the live scenes with steve harrigan. since mohamed morsi, the presid
this morning, the kansas city fed survey. the lead story in the journal today is a 6.9% rise in house prices so far this year. since january. and some people are saying after some false starts, residential has concerned. >> well, you're right. >> you can have some recovery, some have firmness in housing prices, but it's going to drive the recovery on the back of housing. that's not going to happen. >> and people are choosing who to hook up with. i couldn't tell whether that spoke to you or whether you thought it was odd. you thought it was a pretty good idea, i think. you don't want to go out with someone who has a 200, do you? >> do you think eharmony should add a little line, what is your credit score? >> what is your credit score. >> and people are dating now on -- >> can you trust someone who you give your attentions to and eventually give your heart to that doesn't pay your bills? would you? it makes sense to me, doesn't it? >> i don't know about that. >> you could stay with the person, too. >> change them? >> wasn't that the problem when you're -- you don't want a lasting relationship wit
. >> he was stolen from a street in new york city and now thanks to good samaritans the dog is back home. >> whoa! >>> there goes santa! look at that. >> this sad, an alabama fan, a hat, and tickets to the bcs title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it dropped heavy snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. >> it's blamed for three deaths and we'll check the forecast but we begin in hard hit mobile alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i was just scared to death. >> we ran into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it cam
the cameras are rolling and you capture this craziness. >> amazing picture. my goodness. >>> oklahoma city police are looking for whoever put two pipe bombs on a truck. the driver found them attached to his fuel tank after he got back from a 400-mile trip. the truck reportedly was hauling rock. you can imagine what happened if this thing blew up. a bomb squad destroyed the explosives. >>> also new this morning, a medical chopper goes down in north central illinois, it was on its way to a hospital. three people on board all crew members, were killed. rockford memorial hospital told the chicago tribune that two nurses were on the chopper as well. no patients were on the chopper. >>> just 21 days until the tax hikes and spending cuts kick in. remember, congress is supposed to break for the holidays at the end of this week. here's the latest. house speaker john boehner and his aides were quietly conducting behind the scenes fiscal cliff talks with the white house. on capitol hill for one day at least, all was pretty quiet. posturing and finger pointing kind of stopped. cnn political reporter s
housing data out tod home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in october in a 20-city composite, beating analysts' forecasts. it did appear as 12 of the 20 cities in both composites posted monthly declines in october. david blitzer will join us in just a few minutes to go over this data. bottom line here, better than expected. maybe this is enough to keep this sector going. a very strong sector in consumer discretionary overall. home builders have really been a double in 2012. >> it wasn't until the second half of this word that you started hearing the words housing and gdp growth in the same sentence. perhaps the most significant part of the economy for so much of the early parts of the 2000s. we'll see. they do call it a sustained recovery. that is, s&p-case schiller, and the recovery continues to gather strength. >> the best performing sector, though, financials. >> financials, yeah. >> 26% on financials. utilities the only one lower for the year. nine out of ten s&p sectors higher. that doesn't happen a whole lot. >> no. >> when we come back, christmas day may be over, but w
san francisco to seattle. it will be white for tomorrow in wichita, oklahoma city, little rock and spokane. let me give you a picture about how rare this event is. this area of low pressure, it's deep and it's to the south and it's very strong. rare tornadoes. we are going to see them tomorrow. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia. but the last time we had tornadoes on christmas was 2006 when we had six. the last time we had 12 was 1969, and we could see 12. not out of the question. rare snow in oklahoma city. we expect 5 to 8 inches. of the last 120 years alina we've had snow on six occasions, and that was at aleast an inch. >> wow. thank you so much. we'll check back with you later. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. newsroom international with suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this is the christmas eve edition of "cnn newsroom." for a lot of you today is last minute shopping or preparing christmas dinner or taking time with your families. while you're getting busy or ready for the celebrations, we'll keep you updated and, of course, the holiday
@cnbc.com. coming up, the outlook for health care in 2013. here's a hint -- think taxes. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> time to prep your portfolio. bertha coombs with what's in stoke for the health care sector in 2013. >> reporter: the rollout of bicycle care will weigh heavily on health care services, medical devices, and health insurers. hospital stocks the best performers in the health care sector in 2012, likely to be volatile and vulnerable in 2013. new medicare rules peg reimbursement rates more to outcomes rather than just the number of procedures. for insurers, 2013 will bring more m&a to diversified business as u.s. profit margins are kweezed by regulation and competition -- squeezed by regulation and competition. the acquisition of brazil
york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: george osborne is here. he is britain's chancellor of the exchequer. he has been called the austerity chancellor. he continues to lead the increasingly controversial austerity pross. in a piece called "god sieve the british economy" in the upcoming "new york times" magazine adam davidson writes "in the past two years the united states has experienced a steep downturn followed by steady though horrendously slow upturn. the british economy, however, is profoundly stuck. the u.k. has been put on negative watch on three largest credit rating agencies. the european union is britain's largest trading partner, europe's economy remains on prepares you footing despite several months of relative calm and there's a growing debate abt whher e u.k should lead the e.u. earlier this month we covered the "economist" magazine read "good-bye europe, look what happened when britain left the e.u. " i'm pleased to have george osborne back on this program and back at this table. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you're in new york city for a speech at the m
's real the governors, mayors and city states who are going to say, hey, this is going to increase our cost of borrowing. we're barely coming out of recession. you can't do this to us. >> is there a municipality right now that you know is planning on an issue later in 2013 saying this is going to screw us up in a real way? >> i don't know of any specifically, but they're basically all saying it. new york city comes to market multiple times a year. >> all the old bonds will be type. is that right? >> i'm going to make the stand and say that they will. but in the last -- >> then they become more dear, won't it seems to me. >> yeah. but what had happened is that last week and the week before, all of a sudden there was this thought because it had been thrown about that it wouldn't be retroactive. on top of that -- >> why wouldn't that cause him to go up? >> because that means that the tax, the cap on deductions would be retroactive to all bonds. >> it wouldn't be retroactive. >> no. what happened two weeks ago was that had been on the table. >> that it would be retroactive? exactly. >> how
chickens in the two, three, four tier cities. they're equal to chicago, right? >> yeah. 200 cities in china the size of chicago, in terms of population. >> and those are small. >> can you imagine the lines at starbucks there? a cappuccino machine goes down, it could shut down the whole city. >> my daughter was asking, how did there come to be so many people in china? >> 200 years ago, i guess, that's a long time -- >> the nation building? >> i didn't have an answer. >> discovery will do us -- >> fill me in. i need to brush up on my -- >> but david faber isn't ignorant. his hair looks better. china, here's the story. >> hair looks better. then china better. relative issue. >> it's a relative issue. thank you. very nice. >>> let's check with mary thompson, on the floor in for bob pisani today. >> weakness across the board. weakness in the nasdaq, down about 20 points. the dow lost in early trade. a little more modest in the s&p, down 4.25%. traders saying the fiscal cliff headlines will continue to dictate trading. and here there was a little reaction in the futures market ahead of today's op
battles across syria. we're also learning about a car bombing in the city of homs and a horrible, horrible discovery. dozens of bodies believed to be victims of a massacre. the same time rebel fighters, they are taking on syrian forces literally house to house in the country's largest city. that is aleppo, and that is where we find our arwa damon today. >> reporter: for two months the streets here have been a war zone. part of a bigger battle for control of aleppo, syria's largest city. this father of four is one of the rebel fighters here. this is our country, our homes that are being destroyed, he tells us. he used to sell thread. now he runs logistics for his unit. so what he is explaining to us is that this was street to street fighting, and it took his unit quite some time to advance and right now they have the tractor here because they're trying to clear out this road so that ambulances and vehicles can begin to move through. >> blankets hang across one alleyway to block government snipers' line of sight. the shooting is coming from there, the sniper, one of the fighters points out.
their loved ones. david lee miller in our new york city newsroom with more on this. david lee, what more do we know about the gunman at this hour. >> william spangler was an ex-con. he beat his own grandmother to death back in 19 0. at the time he was charged with second degree murder but he pled to manslaughter. he was released from prison in 1998. until six years ago he was on parole. the local police chief said today that spangler's criminal past raises serious questions about how he obtained firearms. >> spangler was a convicted felon so it doesn't -- you know, he is not allowed to possess weapons. so, you know, did he legally possess those weapons? no. we have had all kinds of weapons larcenies in town and around the county and in wayne county as of late so i don't know where those weapons came from but we are certainly going to find out. >> there is still no known motive for the rampage. authorities say spangler's 67-year-old sister with whom he lived in the home that burned to the ground is unaccounted for. jamie? >> jamie: any more on the condition of the firemen all volunteers? >> one
of using infiltrators to carry out vandalism and other acts of sabotage. in mexico city, hundreds of people marched through the streets to call for the release of jailed protesters and to denounce police infiltration. >> all this vandalism was caused by infiltrators. has been hard because we have been protesting peacefully. we have been peaceful and as we reject the return of the pri. we are rejecting the return of pena nieto and we do not think it should be like this. many should be released. >> the u.s. senate has unanimously approved a $631 billion military spending bill. the measure includes the accelerations of a withdrawal from afghanistan as well as intensified sanctions on iran. the obama administration has threatened veto minutes over his authority to handle terrorism suspects. in a separate vote, senate republicans defeated a measure to ratify a landmark concatenations treaty banning discrimination against people with disabilities. the final vote was 61-38. five votes short of the two- thirds majority needed for approval. republicans rejected the measure, saying it would make it e
. if you are in new york city, schoolteachers and firemen make $100,000 a year and they are easily in households the approach the limit. it depends and where you live. among high-income people, there is a wide range of what people pay in taxes. if you're a lawyer in washington, i find them to be reasonable people who work long hours. you are probably paying 28%. if you are on wall street and you are well-connected if you have a capacity to have your income defined as investment as opposed to salary even though it is indeed salary income. if you are somebody like jamie dimon or warren buffet, you can get away with 14% tax. the real problem with upper individuals are not the people who pay the taxes we intend for the to pay, but all the people who get away without paying any taxes at all. those tax breaks and write offs are derived by the president and by democrats, but they never seem to get fixed. one reason is republicans do not want them fixed. and the other hand, the democrats get a lot of campaign contributions from wall street. that is a real problem on both sides of the aisle
been used to mounting their attacks in the relative safety of cities which supported them and now awful a sudden they will be operating in truly hostile environments where they do not have the hearts and minds of the people themselves. the latest reports out of syria, though, show no progress on the diplomatic front. so far the one peace enjoy who has been able to meet with president bashar al-assad has walked away with every one of the meetings, including won't day saying we are at the same point we were before a civil war going on, and bashar al-assad saying he's not leaving and will continue to fight even if that means killing thousands of more of his own people. >> reporter: it seems to be so difficult was bashar al-assad continues to blame all of this on insurgents or terrorists if you will. >> reporter: i'm sorry, say again. we're having a problem with the signal. >> reporter: i apologize for that. the problem really lies in bashar al-assad's stand. he continues to blame awful his attacks on his own country coming from terrorism. >> reporter: well, he may have a point at some leve
in a very densely populated region of new york city, long island, and the southern portions of new york state. and so i think it's a stark reminder, a very real example, a very painful outcome that speaks to the need of investing, investing in our infrastructure. and so as we go forward there's also an opportunity to improve upon what existed at the time of these storms. for instance, in the energy networks, utility networks, we can do state of the art. we have taught other nations how to build those systems. it's time to do nation building at home. and i think the beauty here is that while we invest in transportation and other infrastructure, energy infrastructure and water systems and treatment centers and treatment systems and public schools, what we're doing is rippling into the benefits of efficiency, of public safety, of employment and economic development. that is a positive series of dynamics that then lifts the economy and provides for work. 90% of the jobs, it's projected, that come from this sort of infrastructure investment are speaking to middle income households. jobs that
has made a request. yes, is it a hefty $60 billion? but look at who was hit -- a big city that's the heart -- one of the heartbeats of america: new york. and a little community like crisfield. now matter h.j. you live in -- but no matter whether you live in new york city or in crisfield, maryland, you deserve the help of your government. and i say to my colleagues, let's think of the people we were sent here to represent. we weren't sent here to represent a bottom line. we were here to represent people. and i would hope that we would put into place -- that we would pass the president's request. we have great policies that were arrived at. and if you really want to honor senator inouye, let's honor the way his own code of conduct -- a gentle way, a civil way, a consensus builder, a bipartisan builder, and a worker to move this bill. senator inouye chaired the full committee on aeption pros these -- on appropriations these last couple of years. his own staff shared a story with me. and it is relative with me here. he said, i chair the defense committee -- subcommittee,ances and t
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. it is not just in our inner cities. it is not just in our urban settings. it is not just in our suburbs. it is not just in our rural neighborhoods. it is everywhere. we cannot escape this scourge unless you leave us, mr. president. we call on all our members congress. have courage. the country is with you. lead us. lead us out of this shadow, out of this dark valley of the shadow of death. lead us. lead us. let us look the one who will lead us even when men fail us every time. let us look to our god. we call on you, our god, to comfort the hearts of every mother and father who has lost their child in newtown, connecticut today. we ask you to comfort the hearts of the mothers who lost her son in chicago today, who lost her daughter in philadelphia today, who lost their teenager in oakland today, in detroit, in camden, new jersey, in new orleans, in alaska, in missouri, in alabama, all across this country. comfort our hearts, and bring us out of this dark, dark place of sadness. give us gives us courage that we may act. give us wisdom that we may act together. give us peace, for you say,
this city was unacceptable to him, and he made that clear to all of us. danny's focus was on people, on the infrastructure that they depend on in their communities, on the most vulnerable, on our military families, and on the state of hawaii. mr. president, if danny inouye was a giant here in the senate, he was a mountain back home. hawaii would not be hawaii without danny inouye. he fought for his state. he would not allow it to be ignored, and he made it a better place to live and work for george bush reagan administrations to come. -- for generations to come. mr. president, as a senator from another state far from washington, d.c., i learned a lot from senator inouye about how to advocate for the people who elect you and how to make sure they never get lost here in the mix. through his quiet and shining example, we all earn willed a bit -- we all learned a bit more about bipartisan. i so remember danny huddling on the floor working closely with his good friend, senator stevens from alaska. we all learned a bit more about effectiveness. he knew how to get things done. we all learn
break fast how as an officer he would spend his weekends in the great city of chicago, the knickerbocker hotel. and he said he would head to the hospital, and he talked one of his fellow hawaiians, whose face had been burned off to downhim on a trip to chicago. the map was embarrassed and didn't think anyone would want a talk to him. but when danny inouye knew he was coming to chicago, he prepared place for them to stop and every one of them greeted senator inouye and his friend in a warm fashion. the story goes on from there and i won't go into the details, but he was a man who was always looking to help someone else. he told how this man who had been so brutally injured in the war, returned to hawaii and raised a family and was dan inouye's friend for life, as so many of us were. i think back as well about senator robert c. byrd's funeral in west virginia. mr. president, it was one of the hottest days i can remember. we were up there just baking in the sun at this memorial service for robert c. byrd. and i had intentionally picked a seat right next to danny inouye. i was taking off my
much time in pennsylvania think of it as a -- a state of big cities and small towns but they may miss the -- the substantial agricultural economy that we have. agribusiness in our state is a $46.4 billion industry. 17.5% of pennsylvanians are employed in the so-called food and fiber system. and one of the questions we have to ask is: what does this all mean? well, i think it certainly means that at least we need a five-year farm bill, not -- not a short-term farm bill. we do too much of that around here on -- on other areas of public policy. we should do what we've always done in the senate long before i got here, passing five-year bills with regard to the farm bill. it does create economic opportunities in rural areas. it sustains the consumers and businesses that rely upon our rural economy. the senate-passed farm bill would reduce the deficit by approximately $23 billion through the elimination of some subsidies, the consolidation of programs, and -- and producing greater efficiencies in the delivery mechanisms in programs. now, we're having a big debate about the end of the year a
city mayor michael bloomberg mocked the idea of the fiscal cliff might distract the ability to come together on gun control. >> if congress and the president can't focus on two things at once who on earth did we elect? >> in early 2011 the president made similar promises in tucson noting it was finally time to stop gun violence while adding quote like the ma joer of the of americans i believe the second amendment gives the right to bear arms. my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners it has expanded them. carney was pressed to name one action the president has taken since then. >> we taken steps on the issue of background checks to make the system more thorough and complete. >> what might be different in this tragedy is all of the children involved making it difficult for the national rifle association to stop action. >> today centrist democrats with a ratings by the nra said for the first time they are open to new gun laws. warner tweeted this was a game changer. manson seemed to agree. >> the one area of possible agreement is diane fine stein is reintroducing a
.5%. citigroup gained ground on its announcements of job cuts. talking about laying off 11,000 people. citi's news lifting the banking sectoroff all. "wall street journal" suggests the new ceo still needs to set the a new path for the bank to follow and argues corbat is unlikely to get anything close to 100% approval rating especially if he chooses to postpone returning money to shareholders. >> there was a lot of different cross currents from what people were hearing yesterday in washington. market well above 100. >> ended up 85 for the day. >> i guess the demise of john boehner as speaker was greatly exaggerated. did you see this "new york times" piece? more support for boehner now than anytime in his speaker ship. is that's setting up for -- >> but it is social media and twitter allows to you see these things. >> sausage factory into the front of the kitchen. >> exactly. >> geithner didn't use the word marginal rates had to go up, just said rates. >> rates are already going up. there will be a tax increase to people making more than 250 anyway because of the health care law. so the idea
in the midwest and rockies. 27 in fargo. 37 in the twin cities. >> i like your fargo accent. >> it was bad. >>> even though it's now 12-13, we can't get enough of this 12-12-12 stuff from yesterday. so that is why this is our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." takes us to a sixth grade classroom in rural central wisconsin where three classmates celebrated their, yeah, 12th birthday on 12-12-12. >> abby and gabby and simon marked their big day sharing cupcakes with juice with all their family and friends. everyone was showing their green bay packer spirit. not only was it 12-12-12, it was also aaron rodgers day in wisconsin. he wears number 12, so there you have it. all about aaron rodgers. >> it was a cool date, though. and we will not live to see the next repetitive date, 1-1-2101, 88 years away. so it's good we got one under our belt. because we'll be in another place, a better place. >> who knows, you might be living. >> nothing in my gene pool suggests that. >>> coming up, britney spears is number one on a brand-new list. >> and a new top for new york's number one landmark. a cons
for the senate, a nurse who worked in cambridge, minnesota, a town north of the twin cities, she came to me and she told me that in the hospital she worked in, very often they would admit a senior who was very sick and the doctors would treat this senior and get them back on their feet and send them out, send them home with their prescriptions. and as this started, they would call the drugstore, the pharmacy a few days later, a week later, and say, "is mrs. johnson, has she filled these prescriptions?" and the pharmacist would say, "no." because she was in her doughnut hole. well, a couple weeks later, mrs. johnson would be back in the hospital. how wasteful is that? how -- why? why is that -- that costs a tremendous amount of money to our system. this is saving money. this is health care reform. this is medicare reform. it's improving people's health and saving money at the same time. so we have increased benefits, we've extended the life of medicare. that was done as part of health care reform. that is medicare reform. now, in the election, we had a discussion about this. there were a lot
members are from small towns, our big cities and our rural areas. they are our neighbors and they are our fellow americans. and they are my fellow north carolinians. justin marquez, daniel lineberry, just a couple of the heroes who lived among us. we must remember them and honor them now and always. so at this time of the year i want to extend my warmest wishes of the holiday season to our service members, both those serving now and those who have gone before us, and to the families and friends who cannot be with their loved ones. thank you, mr. president. and i ask -- note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. a senator: mr. president, thank you. i ask unanimous consent to address the senate as if in morning business. the presiding officer: we are in a quorum call. mr. moran: mr. president, i ask the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. moran: mr. president, i ask the senate to address the senate as if in morning business. the pres
or a particular city looking for that. so i think considering that we tested that we've seen there's enough interest that 30 partnerships would apply for the. that bush is i think the promise of the strategy which has been used in germany of these national manufacturing innovation hubs. and i think that is something that we are going to look to promote in a second term. >> thank you. paul friedman with every child matters. we are very, i applaud you for your comments about not having is fighting against money for children versus money for research and other vital needs. so the question is where do we find more revenue? and have you considered taxes on stock transfers, stock transactions or other kind of innovative, carbon tax, other kind of approaches were we can find new revenue so that will be possible for us to not fight amongst ourselves for resources? >> well, it's going to shock you for you and industry that i am not here to make news on new revenue. we are busy fighting right now to ensure that we have a budget agreement. it's very balanced and i think part of that balance, having en
. >> today, christmas style markets can be found across europe and have made their way to u.s. cities such as charleston, south carolina, to arlington, texas. these german christmas market exports are also enjoying growing popularity among non-germans. >> last year, we probably exceeded 10,000 in our four days. this year, we expect to exceed over 100,000. >> but even as this latest german export success spreads around the world, there are some who believe there is no substitute for the real thing. >> when you try to bring old tradition to some other countries, i don't know if it works, really works. you can show it, but then it's to show -- here it's not the show. it's real tradition. >> and it's a tradition that in contrast to today's high pace paed lifestyle many find captures the true magic of the season. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." president obama and congress return to washington today to resume talks on the fiscal cliff. the yen hits a two-year low against the dollar as the new japanese government vow toes battle deflation and weaken the currency. export stocks ris
in the great city of chicago at the knickerbocker hotel, he said. that was the hotel for officers. he said i would come into chicago and have a great time on the weekends and head back to the veterans hospital. well, he finally talked one of his fellow hawaiians, a man whose face had literally been burned off to join him on one of these trips to chicago. the man was embarrassed at his appearance and didn't think anyone would want to be around him or talk to him, but danny inouye made sure that when he came to chicago, he prepared all of these different places to stop. every one of them greeted senator inouye and his friend in a warm fashion. the story goes on from there, and i won't go into the details, but he was a man who always was looking to help someone else. he told how this man who had been so brutally injured in the war returned to hawaii and raised a family and was dan inouye's friend for life, as so many of us were. i think back as well about senator robert c. byrd's funeral in west virginia. mr. president, it was one of the hottest days i can remember. we were up there just baking
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